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Swiss Library Network for Education and Research

Mission and tasks

The Swiss Library Network for Education and Research (SLiNER) represents all academic and scientific libraries (universities, universities of applied sciences and arts, universities of teacher education and other scientific libraries). As a broad-based expert committee that is complementary to other bodies and networks, in particular the "Scientific information (P-5)" programme, SLiNER is available to swissuniversities as a central contact for all questions and activities related to the topic of scientific information. SLiNER promotes networking and cooperation between experts in the field of scientific information and the scientific library system, bundles the international cooperation and draws up position papers and reports for the members of SLiNER and swissuniversities. SLiNER deploys working groups on individual topics (such as the Open Access working group) and has taken over responsibility for supervising the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries from the Conference of Swiss University Libraries (KUB) until further notice.

SLiNER is made up of 43 academic libraries in Switzerland and was founded on 4 April 2019 as the follow-up committee to the Conference of Swiss University Libraries (KUB), the "Libraries" working group of the swissuniversities Chamber of Universities of Teacher Education and – after a transition period – the "Library" expert group of the Chamber of Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts.

The Board

  • Christian Oesterheld, ZB Zürich, President
  • Gabriela Lüthi, Hochschulbibliothek ZHAW, Vice-President
  • Angélique Boschung, BCU Fribourg
  • Davide Dosi, Biblioteche dell'Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Marie Fuselier, DIS Université de Genève
  • Wilfried Lochbühler, HBZ Universität Zürich
  • Biljana Mojsilovic, Bibliothek Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
  • Florian Steffen, Leiter der Bibliotheken der BFH
  • Urs Grossenbacher, Leiter Mediothek der PH Graubünden


  • Consortium: Wilfried Lochbühler, Gabriela Lüthi
  • Open Access/Open Science: Marie Fuselier, Gabriela Lüthi
  • Contract Negotiations Big Deals: Wilfried Lochbühler
  • Standardisation: Christian Oesterheld
  • Electronic Teaching and Learning Resources: Biljana Mojsilovic, Florian Steffen
  • KPA/LOCCKS Private Network: Christian Oesterheld
  • Communications: Angélique Boschung, Christian Oesterheld
  • Relations with other institutions: Angélique Boschung, Davide Dosi, Biljana Mojsilovic
  • Agility in libraries - new forms of work: Biljana Mojsilovic, Florian Steffen